A warm welcome from the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team
I am delighted that you should be considering Braunton Academy as the next step in your child’s education - we truly looking forward to
developing an honest and strong partnership with you, as with all our parents and carers, from the very start of our communication together: this is especially important since we know that moving from primary to secondary school is one of the most important events in the life of your child and at Braunton Academy we cherish these moments and work hard to ensure we do is targeted at making your child's move both successful and exciting.
Our Academy motto: “Aspire & Achieve” is clearly setting out our vision for your child in fulfilling his/her fullest potential in all aspects of his/her future. We all want the very best for our children but as they grow older it can become more difficult, especially for us as parents/ carers, as their learning progresses and they strive to become more independent. Our plan at Braunton Academy in adopting a mastery curriculum and a Trivium learning framework is to work closely with you in helping your child to develop as a self-regulated and independent learner; to engage him/her in becoming a resilient problem-solver and critical thinker, mastering the skills vital for all of us to thrive in school, college, in work and in life-long learning.
As your child enters into a new and exciting stage of his/her young life with many new challenges and opportunities ahead, he/she will be learning new subjects, making new friends and developing his/her talents in learning, sport, music, art, drama, wherever their interests lie. Moving from primary school to secondary school is a big step for him/her, for all of us, but I can honestly report that students settle into the Academy’s routines very quickly and are soon able to find their way around both the buildings and what is expected from them in relation to their learning with very little guidance.
We undoubtedly look forward to working closely with you in ensuring your son/daughter is able to thoroughly enjoy his/her time at Braunton Academy: we would encourage you to support your child in always trying his/her best at all times and also to engage in as many extra-curricular activities as possible, taking advantage of all that is available here to ensure he/she fulfils his/her true potential in both academia and in character.
Please feel confident in asking for any guidance and/or support at any time.We are entering into an important partnership with you and we look forward to helping you successfully meet the challenges ahead and to enjoy your partnership with all at the Academy.
Mrs F Bowler,
We are very proud of our transition programme to Braunton Academy. We work hard to make our Year 6 students feel confident about moving onto Braunton Academy and prepare them so they can look forward to being successful learners from day one. Both
Mrs Bowler, our Principal, and Mrs De Groot, our SENDCo, personally visit every student in their own Primary School to start your child's transition into the Academy.
Our very full transition programme has been designed by staff from the primary schools and Braunton Academy and it includes the following:-
Year 6 Open Evening, Thursday 22nd September 2023, in The Isaac Hall. Year 6 students at our feeders schools will receive an invitation via their primary school.
Year 6 Parents' Transition Evening - Monday 3rd July 2023 in The Isaac Hall.
Transition Day 1 for Year 6 students - Wednesday 5th July 2023.
Transition Day 2 for Year 6 students - Thursday 6th July 2023.
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